Clarence Atlee Wright

17 January 1892–August 1978 (Age 86)
Montgomery Township, Indiana, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Clarence Atlee

When Clarence Atlee Wright was born on 17 January 1892, in Montgomery Township, Indiana, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, William M Wright, was 21 and his mother, Annetta Belle Walker, was 17. He married Edith Pearl Blose on 26 April 1911, in Montgomery Township, Indiana, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Green Township, Indiana, Pennsylvania, United States in 1930. He died in August 1978, in Indiana, Indiana, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 86.

Photos & Memories (0)

Photos & Memories

Do you know this person? Do you have a story about him you would like to share? Sign in or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

Clarence Atlee Wright
Edith Pearl Blose
Marriage: 26 April 1911
Esther Wright
Lillian Wright
Herbert Jefferson Wright

Spouse and Children

26 April 1911
Montgomery Township, Indiana, Pennsylvania, United States


    Esther Wright


    Lillian Wright


    Herbert Jefferson Wright


Parents and Siblings



+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 4

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1905 · The Movie Theater

Age 13

The world’s first movie theater was located in Pittsburgh. It was referred to as a nickelodeon as at the time it only cost 5 cents to get in. 
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 24

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

1 English, Scottish, and northern Irish: occupational name for a maker of machinery, mostly in wood, of any of a wide range of kinds, from Old English wyrhta, wryhta ‘craftsman’ (a derivative of wyrcan ‘to work or make’). The term is found in various combinations (for example, Cartwright and Wainwright ), but when used in isolation it generally referred to a builder of windmills or watermills.2 Common New England Americanized form of French Le Droit, a nickname for an upright person, a man of probity, from Old French droit ‘right’, in which there has been confusion between the homophones right and wright.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Sources (2)

  • Clarence Wright, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Clarence Wright, "United States Census, 1930"

Find more of your family story

As a non-profit, we offer free help to anyone looking to learn the details of their family story.

Create a free account to view more about your family.
Create a free account
Share this with your family and friends.